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What are the rules?

I've got some pics on my cameras that I can't 100% identify as a bear, but I'm fairly certain that's what it is. At any rate, it looks like a pig and that got me to thinking. If I'm sitting in my stand, hunting deer with my bow and this 'pig' shows up is it fair game if it is indeed a pig? I'll post the pics tonight or tomorrow as I don't have them with me right now.









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I am unsure of the rules too but i know what i would do if i saw a pig.
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Let me know when and where to be for the pig roast!
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My understanding is it's not a listed game animal it is free game!

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I've got some pics on my cameras that I can't 100% identify as a bear, but I'm fairly certain that's what it is. At any rate, it looks like a pig and that got me to thinking. If I'm sitting in my stand, hunting deer with my bow and this 'pig' shows up is it fair game if it is indeed a pig? I'll post the pics tonight or tomorrow as I don't have them with me right now.
Yes you may shoot it if it is a wild hog unless trapping operations are going on. From the PGC website: What is their legal status?
Feral swine are protected mammals in Pennsylvania and, thus, are under the authority of the Game Commission. However, the agency has removed
protection statewide, except in counties where official eradication trapping operations are occurring. Contact a Game Commission region office for a list
of protected counties. It is illegal to interfere with any official eradication trapping efforts.
In any county where protection has been removed, however, licensed hunters and trappers may take feral swine. Takings of feral swine must be reported
to the appropriate Game Commission region office within 24 hours. It is illegal to release any animal that is a member of the Family Suidae into the wild.
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My understanding is it's not a listed game animal it is free game!
Not so.
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Not so.
so that I can understand maybe I shouldn't have said "game"
If an animal is not mentioned I can shoot it or not.
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so that I can understand maybe I shouldn't have said "game"
If an animal is not mentioned I can shoot it or not.
I believe the new 2019/2020 digest has information on the legallity of shooting feral pigs, but I found it a bit confusing.....We either want them gone before we end up like Texas, or not. They have laid out a couple of rules.
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133.1. Protected mammals


Wild mammals not defined in the act as furbearers or game animals shall be classified as protected mammals to be taken only under the act and this part. See Chapter 21, Subchapters B and C of the act (relating to destruction for agricultural protection; and destruction of game or wildlife in self-defense) and 141.3 (relating to protection removed under certain circumstances).




2101. Administration of title.
The commission shall have the authority to administer and enforce this title and all laws of this Commonwealth relating to the encouragement, promotion and development of game or wildlife conservation interests and the protection, propagation, distribution and control over game or wildlife.
34c2102s
2102. Regulations.
(a) General rule.--The commission shall promulgate such regulations as it deems necessary and appropriate concerning game or wildlife and hunting or furtaking in this Commonwealth, including regulations relating to the protection, preservation and management of game or wildlife and game or wildlife habitat, permitting or prohibiting hunting or furtaking, the ways, manner, methods and means of hunting or furtaking, and the health and safety of persons who hunt or take wildlife or may be in the vicinity of persons who hunt or take game or wildlife in this Commonwealth.





"Wild animals." All mammals other than domestic animals as defined in 1 Pa.C.S. 1991 (relating to definitions). The term shall not include a species or variation of swine, pig or boar, held in captivity.
"Wild birds." All migratory birds as defined in 50 CFR by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior, game birds and any other birds designated by the commission, including, but not limited to, grouse, partridge, pheasant, quail and wild turkey.
"Wildlife." Wild birds, wild mammals and facsimiles thereof, regardless of classification, whether protected or unprotected, including any part, product, egg or offspring thereof, or the dead body or parts thereof (excluding fossils), whether or not included





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